More than a year after self-releasing the record to much international acclaim (including mine; review here), New Zealand battle metallers Beastwars will get an official American issue of their self-titled debut in November. To herald its arrival in fittingly grand style, the heavy riffing foursome have a new video for the song “Empire,” which is the kind of track that gives you headbanger’s whiplash when played at the appropriate volume. Needless to say, have your favorite muscle relaxant at the ready.
Also worth noting it’s not the first time the band has gone big. If you’ve forgotten the album gatefold art, it was also pretty stellar.
Clip was directed by Hamish Waterhouse. Things to look out for include animal sacrifice, a massive pyre, old-man-death-as-metaphor and a 10-month-old baby being pulled from the carcass of a wildebeest. Enjoy:
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